# [OS X TeX] Slight modification of \part in Memoir class?

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 2 17:25:10 CET 2013

Thanks, William.

Apologies for cluttering this list.

David

On Jan 2, 2013, at 10:08 AM, William Adams wrote:

> On Jan 2, 2013, at 10:56 AM, David Derbes wrote:
>
> > The \part command in Memoir prints a Part title page on odd number pages, then a blank page, then starts the next chapter (or in my case, section) on an odd number page.
> > What I'd like to do is print some text (typically a quote from the literature of physics) on the back of the Part title page, currently blank and unavailable. I don't want to change the pagination; I only want to use this blank page. Alternatively, the text could be added below the Part title and the following page be kept blank. I don't know what is better stylistically, nor how to achieve either in LaTeX.
>
> It would be better on usenet:comp.text.tex or texhax, since it isn't OS X specific.
>
> That said, some hooks:
>
> the blank page after a part is introduced by \afterpartskip, which is initially defined as:
>
> {\vfil\newpage}
>
> so you could hook into it by redefining it as (if you want stuff on the new page):
>
> \renewcommand{afterpartskip}{\vfil\newpage\myafterpartmacrohere}
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> then define \myafterpartmacrohere to do whatever you want.
>
> Adjust as necessary.
>
> William
>
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